Summer Solstice Books for Kids

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I am mildly obsessed with the Solstice. It all started when I spent a week up in Alaska camping landing in Anchorage on 6/21 at midnight. I didn’t sleep for a week but it was gorgeous. Here is Seattle we experience 16 hours of daylight on the summer solstice. (I don’t like to talk about [Read On]

Children’s Books for Mother’s Day

I am a sucker for feel good children’s books, especially ones that teach our children a wonderful life lesson. Add Mother’s Day to that mix and you got me. Below are a few of our favorites. Someday is a sweet book that I often give as a gift to friends expecting a baby girl. This [Read On]

Preschool Physical Science Activity {Leaf Pounding}


Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. ~ Henry David Thoreau With the coming of spring, we’ve been discussing botany for a few months now. This leaf activity is a perfect segue and compliment to botany [Read On]

Bee Activity for Kids with Book


We read the sweetest children’s book recently called UnBEElievables: Honeybee Poems and Paintings. The poems together told a truly lovely story of the various players in a bee colony. The poems draw in adults as well as children. Bees really are fascinating critters! Not only was the book a nice read, it was very informative [Read On]

Childrens Books about Camping


This summer I have the great opportunity to join Zina at Let’s Lasso the Moon and Tiffany at Peanut Blossom in Melissa & Doug’s On the Go Traveling with Kids Series. As part of our preparation, I sought out and vetted great children’s books on the topic. My most fond memories of camping trips include [Read On]

Bullying & What You Can Do (A Pledge & Giveaway)


Thanks to TakePart for sponsoring today’s discussion One amazing take away from Montessori training was the child development learning. A prerequisite is a fundamental child development class, which is huge and powerful in itself, but we also had sessions on learning differences and had child development woven all throughout the training a la Dr. Montessori’s [Read On]